Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



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The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

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Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits
 

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

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A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

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This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Exterior of minimalist wood-themed custom home in Nova Scotia
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Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes

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Natural wood planks interspersed with darkly stained spacers generate a substantial rainscreen and an elegant finish on the façade (Photos: Bruce Damonte).

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Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

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 Despite the sizeable lot, two large trees made siting the house challenging. One of the trees screens the master bath windows (Photos: Bab Narod and Maxine Schnitzer).

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Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

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The kitchen’s large fixed window faces the neighbor’s brick exterior. Cabinets extend slightly beyond the window frame to make the swath of brick seem like a piece of art above the sink (Photos: Mike Schwartz Photography).

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Executing a successful custom home on an infill lot requires that you build good relationship and a thoughtful structure

Baltimore Slate House Ziger Snead

The entrance to the home stands out from the slate shingles, called out by Cor-TEN panels and a mahogany soffit overhead. / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Photography & Adam Rouse Photography 

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This house memorializes the owners’ previous abode, which had been destroyed by an electrical fire

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Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

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Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

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Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

Jackson Hole Kitchen
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Two dramatic getaways make the most of their environments

Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).

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Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

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SUMMER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Provides added protection against moisture and mold and allows for 
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Features

The philosophy of the German Bauhaus school of art and design drives this Dallas-based custom builder

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